5. Medications help relieve autism symptoms
Even though autism is incurable, regular medications can help to alleviate some of the symptoms that can make living with an autistic person especially challenging. There are numerous examples of effective medicines for specific autism-related issues. To help a child (and their parents or caregivers) get a reasonable night’s sleep, a medicine called melatonin may be given to treat sleeping problems. To deal with extreme cases of violent behavior, antipsychotic medications can make a significant difference. Sometimes autistic people also have epilepsy. If this happens to be the case, doctors frequently prescribe anticonvulsant medications.